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I made some scones the other day share with some of my girlfriends while we chatted over coffee.  There was only one small problem...  A certain ten-year-old redhead decided to sneak a few for himself.  Six to be exact.

I had to make more scones.

The recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Art of Simple Food.  It's the best scone recipe that I've tried.  They are light, moist and incredibly easy to make. 


2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 c. cream
1 Tbs. butter, melted
sugar for sprinkling

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Combine the dry ingredients.

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Add the cream and mix until it is just combined.  The dough will be pretty sticky.

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For a variation, try adding the zest of one lemon and a handful of cranberries with the dry ingredients.  You can also add chocolate chips or any other tasty little tidbit that you want.

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Pat the dough into an 8-inch circle.

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Cut into eight wedges.  Dip your knife or pizza cutter into flour to prevent sticking.

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Place one inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  

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Brush the top of each scone with butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes.

Next time you need to whip up something tasty in a hurry, give these scones a try.  I think you will agree they are delicious.

1 comment(s). Leave yours!:

nana ha said... Best Blogger Tips

I've loved cranberry scones ever since I worked at City News (Loveland) over 15 yrs ago but never made them.
Now I know how...and will do so later today.
Tell Boy Ha he's got good taste and snatching a few is okay in this case...he knows his momma can cook!

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